8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Workstations that give employees the option to stand or sit while working will become standard issue as Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union moves into a new corporate office in June and updates its branches.A few of the 150 employees at the $680 million credit union already have desks that convert to a standing position, including CUES member and SVP/Chief Strategy Officer Jill Vicente, who made the switch in early 2015 (see photo at right).“Personally, I love the desk. I’ve noticed less tension in my back, more energy and I’m generally more focused when standing,” says Vicente, who especially appreciates being able to start her work day standing at her desk after an hour commute.Giving employees this option is supported by research about the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle. A 2010 report from the American Cancer Society warned that women who sat for six or more hours daily were 40 percent more likely to die over the 14 years of the study than women who sat for less than three hours a day; the differential among male subjects was 20 percent. Other follow-up studies have found that sitting for long periods slows metabolism and calorie burning, increasing the risks for obesity and diabetes. continue reading »
10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As daily life under COVID-19 continues to change, credit unions should prepare for long-term changes to member behavior. With members taking to new banking channels and adjusting their spending behaviors, credit unions can design products and experiences that support their members’ lifestyles now and after COVID-19.Looking at member behavior leading up to and throughout COVID-19, here are four key areas every credit union should focus on:1) Immediacy and DigitizationIt is no surprise that digital payments have surged throughout COVID-19. A PYMNTS study found that online shopping during COVID-19 has increased 35 percent compared to last year.1 With that spike in usage, members will now have higher expectations around the digital experience. Namely, that it is fast and friction-free.Zelle has reported double-digital increases in enrollment during COVID-19, as more consumers use the service to send money to family members and friends and reimburse them for canceled events.2 The ability to instantaneously send or receive money will become an expectation among the digital consumer and offering that capability will also help you build frequent touchpoints with your members. continue reading »
Tropical treehouse with plenty of character MORE NEWS “One of the levels has two bedrooms, a bathroom and study all on its own floor so it makes it perfect for kids to have their own space or for visitors if they are staying.” Ms McCallum said the house was also very low-maintenance, making it perfect for travellers or those wanting a large house without the work. “It’s an easy lock-and-leave house which has been great for us because we travel a lot,” Ms McCallum said. “It’s also very safe and has low-maintenance gardens. The layout is also very versatile so you can configure it in whichever way works for your family or lifestyle.” More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Since we’ve owned it, we’ve done a lot to it — we’ve redone the bathrooms, kitchens and added a huge room downstairs which has its own bathroom and toilet,” Ms McCallum said.“We’ve also put a huge back deck on it, which is amazing for entertaining. “Recently it has been completely repainted inside and out, with all the floors repolished.”Ms McCallum said entertaining was at the heart of the home, with four separate alfresco areas. “When we bought it, we moved from acreage because we wanted to be closer to town and we loved the view and breeze,” Ms McCallum said.“It’s also very private because out the back on the deck you can’t see any neighbours and they can’t see you — you’re just surrounded by nature.”Ms McCallum said the family had added and freshened up a range of features in the house over the past 13 years. “The house flows very well between kitchen and living area, which is great because we love entertaining but I also love having people around me,” she said. “There are four huge outdoor areas which we love to use for entertaining, and because of the position, the port lights up at night from the front deck which is beautiful. This house at 2/382 Stanley Street in Castle Hill is on the market for $1,198,000.THIS charming hilltop hideaway is on the market in one of Townsville’s most sought after suburbs. Spread over four levels, it combines privacy, soaring ocean views and convenience to some of the region’s most popular cafes and schools. Sharon McCallum and Mick Brennan have lived in the house since 2006 with their two sons who have now moved out. READ MORE CBD units are the cheapest in over a decade
BOONVILLE, Ind. – Dynatech Headers rewards four Modified drivers again in 2014, its 10th season as a marketing partner with IMCA. The Boonville, Ind., manufacturer of exhaust systems and related components gives a $500 product certificate to the national IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified champion. The runner-up receives $350, with $250 for third and $100 for seventh. Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office the following week. Information about Dynatech-made products is available by calling 800 848-5850 and at the www.afcodynapro.com website.
RelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, on Saturday in Abuja said the upcoming friendly game between Nigeria and Brazil would expose the Super Eagles’ strengths and weaknesses.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that three-times African champions Super Eagles will take on Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang on October 13.This is coming 23 years after Nigeria, on their way to winning Africa’s first Olympic football gold medal, spanked the Selecao 4-3 after extra-time.This was in the semifinals at the Athens Stadium in the State of Georgia, US.Dare said though the October 13 game was a friendly, there was a lot at stake for both countries, describing it as a good test for the Super Eagles.He said: “The game in Singapore is a friendly, but also it is a friendly that we think will test our boys and we will see how prepared they are.“It will also show our strong departments and areas where we are weak, so, we look forward to a very engaging and interesting game.“We all know that Brazil is reputed to be a footballing nation and Nigeria is also one. “We have ego at play even though it’s a friendly, but we have two great footballing nations playing a friendly and we hope Nigeria will excel.“I am not one that predicts matches, but I hope our boys will play excellently well because we have got talents on that team and I know they will show what they have got on the day.”Dare also said the Buhari administration was committed to ensuring an all-round development of sports, adding that the Sports Ministry was ready to work with all the federations in the country.He added: “Let me also say, like I used to say, that I have brought to sports development in this country a fresh insight, an injection of a new dynamism in sports administration.“In the past, there were distractions. But we will not be distracted, our eyes are set at the tip of the spear, we have a template and we will follow our plans.“Also, we will go by the rule of law and also work with all federations, so long as the leadership is recognised by law.“At that point, we owe it to Nigerians to work with them to such a point where we can develop every sports activity in our country the way they should be and put them in the right perspective.” Tags: Muhammadu BuhariSunday DareSuper Falcon
View Gallery (2 Photos)Freshman Allison Wack’s ability to play volleyball wasn’t acquired over time; it was in her blood. Her aunt, Darla, played volleyball at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her brother, Nate, played for University of California-Santa Barbara. Now, she joins her sister Jocelyn as a starter for the ninth ranked Badgers.”There was never any pressure [to play volleyball]. I was dragged to the gym growing up, and that’s where I’ve always been,” Wack said.Wack earned the starting job because of her outstanding play coming off the bench. Against Michigan last Saturday, she had 10 kills despite playing a reserve role. Her best game of the year was against Loyola Marymount in September when she totaled a career-high 18 kills.Wack’s season averages rank among the best on the team. She is averaging 2.58 kills per game, which is second on the team. She also averages .45 blocks per game.Head coach Pete Waite said that her early-season success comes from being around the game so much when she was younger. Because both her older siblings played volleyball, Wack was immersed at a very young age. When she played club volleyball in high school, Waite said, she always played up an age group. Wack’s accomplishments can also be attributed to her ability to adapt to a much faster game. She said that the major difference between high school and college volleyball is the speed. Also, she has had to change some aspects of her game because of the parity among college-level volleyball players. “In high school, I pretty much hit around the block for the most part, and now I’m just using the block,” Wack said. “I’m just swinging for the hands and trying to find shots. For me, for blocking, you have to get up way earlier, and you have to be stronger. It’s a huge change between high school and club to here.”Although Wack has had a lot of success early in the season, she knows there is still a lot to improve on. She cites serving as one aspect of her game that needs work. The one serve she has attempted this season went into the bottom of the net. Also, she said she needs to work on her blocking and adapt to her relatively short size, or her “un-size” for a hitter in college volleyball. “There are always little things,” Wack said. “Any player always criticizes [herself] and finds things that [she wants] to improve on.”Sophomore Caity DuPont, who has played with Wack since middle school, has been fighting for the starting outside hitter position as well. She says the competition that she and Wack have in practice helps elevate both their games. “I think it’s really good that we have to compete at every practice,” DuPont said. “Every time we scrimmage, it’s a full out battle because there is just that one spot open, and we are both fighting for it. So, it’s really good for us for every practice. We have to come in and have so much intensity. You can’t take any day for granted, and you can’t be lazy at any time.”Having a bench with so much depth has contributed to the success that the team has had so far this season. When DuPont or Wack comes into the game, it adds a spark to the team when it needs it most. “It’s great to have some depth because, you know, some people are going to have some off days and are going to be tired,” Waite said. “Sometimes we are going to need to change the momentum if the team isn’t playing well. So, they both come in and charge us up and give us some points.”Having an older sister on the team has also helped Wack adapt to not only playing college volleyball, but getting used to the chaotic life of a collegiate athlete. “Jo is going to be able to help her as classes go on here and just make sure she is up to speed and keeping up with things early because you don’t want to get behind in any of your classes,” Waite said. “You know, we have already been on the road for three weeks, so she is getting used to that. So, Jo is helpful, and Al has been able to experience, on the sideline as a high school player, Jo go through it.”When Wack first arrived on campus, Jocelyn made sure that she was comfortable and got used to living the life of a college athlete. For example, Jocelyn took her younger sister on a moped ride throughout campus to make sure she knew where she was going. On the court, Jocelyn has played the “mentor role” for her little sister.”[Jocelyn] has been around the game for a long time, and she’s just happy for the good things that Al is doing right now,” Waite said. “She’s going to want her to be as good as possible and as fast as possible.”Wack said that having her sister at Wisconsin was a big factor in deciding to join the program. The Wack sisters are the first sibling tandem to play for the team since 2000. The sisters are very supportive of each other, but remain very competitive. “We like to keep the game fun, but we get in each other’s head a little,” Allison said.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGREENBUSH, Mich. — On Saturday, Aug. 1, Alcona County sheriff deputies were dispatched to Cedar Lake Grocery Store in Greenbush Township to respond to a breaking and entering complaint.Ownerof the store, Scott Parent reported someone had broken down the front door and there were numerous bottles of liquor missing. “They took a canoe paddle and beat on the door until it finally caved in, crawled through the hole, came around to the liquor counter, took five bottles of liquor and went right back out through the hole in the bottom,” he said.Parent has owned the store for 37 years and says something like this rarely happens. “This the first time in like 25 years that we’ve been broken into, so it’s pretty safe around here.” Deputies requested assistance from the Michigan State Police K-9 unit out of Gaylord Post for help in finding the one responsible.Just before noon on the same day, deputies were able to locate the suspect. Using camera footage and the K-9 unit authorities were able to track a 15–year–old male from Livonia, Michigan, to a nearby residence. Parent says he’s grateful for all of the hard work the sheriff’s department did to help catch this criminal. “They did a magnificent job catching this kid that broke in here and I’d like to thank them for that.”Due to his age, the identity of the suspect is not being released and a juvenile petition request has been sent to the Alcona County prosecutor.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar Lake Grocery, Michigan State Police Gaylord PostContinue ReadingPrevious Humane Society talks about kitten adoptionNext Alpena High School gears up for their STEM program
Bello started his day with birdies on four of his first six holes to jump out to an early lead.His lone bogey came at his 10th (No. 1), but he bounced back with four birdies over his next five to help close out a stellar round.🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦🐦 and only one bogey.@RCabreraBello wasted no time today.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/9pPoynitMv— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 7, 2019Bradley’s 5-under 67 puts him one shot clear of several players tied for third at 4 under including Phil Mickelson, who worked his way around a double-bogey at the 10th to shoot 68.Mickelson’s double-bogey came at the expense of one of the more daring shots of the day as the five-time major winner attempted a right-handed shot behind a net.It was a risky play and one that didn’t pay off as it ultimately caught the net and fell down right back where it started.Backyard.Right-handed.BEHIND the fence.Phil’s not afraid to play any shot. pic.twitter.com/tGizOzdBYy— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 7, 2019As tough as the shot was, Mickelson more than made up for it with seven birdies to go with the double-bogey and another bogey, as well. Rafa Cabrera-Bello is in the lead after Day 1 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.The 34-year-old dropped in eight birdies with just one bogey on his way to a 7-under 65 and a two-shot lead over 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley. Earlier in the day, the event took another loss as Jason Day had to withdraw from the tournament because of a back injury. Tiger Woods pulled out of the event a couple of days ago.The No. 11 player in the world is off to a decent start this year with two top-5 finishes in three events, but this back injury is just another setback in what has been a very good, if somewhat snakebitten, career for the Australian.Other notable scores on the course include Rory McIlroy who finished at even par and Rickie Fowler who shot a 2-over 74.
British boxer Kash Ali (15-1, 7 KOs) has been handed a six-month ban and fined $13,000 for biting David Price en route to being disqualified in their fight when the pair met in Liverpool, England on March 30.The incident happened during the fifth round when Ali lost his temper, tackled Price and sunk his teeth into his abdomen, as they tangled on the floor. As they got up from the mat, you could see the bite mark on Price’s body. pic.twitter.com/YjfuhvKLPK— Kash Ali (@313ALI1) April 3, 2019 Still, the disgraceful scene was more than enough for him to receive the lengthy ban.Ali, who had his license suspended and his fight purse withdrawn, was also reprimanded by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) at a hearing on April 13 over his actions. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAli, a 27-year old heavyweight, did make a public apology after the fight saying, “I am hugely embarrassed for my actions and the way the whole fight unfolded.”
The 2016 track and field season will get under way on Saturday with the 23rd staging of the Purewater/JC track and field meet on the grounds of Jamaica College (JC), Old Hope Road, starting at 8:30 a.m.With the ISSA-Grace-Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to be contested in early March, expectations are that this could be the biggest opening meet in many years. The meet is one of the qualifiers for the championships as the respective coaches will want to ensure that their charges meet qualifying standards early and take off some early pressure as January is loaded with several development meets.McCrea to be honouredAs usual, a Jamaica College past student who has contributed significantly to the school’s sports programme will be honoured at the meet, and this year’s honouree will be Andrew McCrea. McCrea will be recognised for his contribution to the development of track and field at JC.As usual, athletes will compete in two categories: high schools and clubs and institutions. The age groups for high schools are Under-19, Under-16, and Under-14 for boys; while for girls, it will be Under-19, Under-15, and Under-13.The second category will comprise a mix of clubs and institutions, with competition for males and females.Track events to be contested will be 100m, 800m, 3000m for females, and 5000m for males. There will also be sprint hurdles events over 70m, 80m, 100m, and 110m.Five field events will also be contested – long jump, discus, high jump, shot put, and pole vault.Purewater/JC will once again be awarding 10 individual trophies to the outstanding performers selected by the judges in each class and category.Entries for the meet will be accepted up to noon tomorrow, and according to the organisers, no entries will be accepted on the day of competition.